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Atari 2600: Breakout - Breakaway Iv




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The Atari 2600 port of Breakout was programmed by Brad Stewart. Stewart had been working on a backup project for the Atari 2600, which was eventually canceled. Consequently, Brad and Ian Shepherd were both available to program Breakout for the Atari 2600. They decided to compete in the original version of Breakout for the programming rights. In the end, Brad won. In development, he didn't receive help of the original designers (and was unaware who they were), and felt that there were few obstacles to overcome. Difficulties arose with the Television Interface Adaptor. The game was published in 1978 and was conceptually the same, but with a few key differences. First, there were only six rows of bricks. Second, the player is given five turns to clear two walls instead of three. One notable addition was the Breakthru variant, where the ball does not bounce off of the bricks, but continues through them until it hits the wall. Atari had this term trademarked and used it as a sister term to Breakout in order to describe gameplay, especially in look-alike games and remakes.


Identifier atari_2600_breakout_-_breakaway_iv_paddle_1978_atari_brad_stewart_-_sears_cx2622_
Mediatype software
Scanner Internet Archive Python library 0.4.8
Publicdate 2013-12-25 10:29:49
Addeddate 2013-12-25 10:29:49
Controller paddle
Backup_location ia905801_29

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